Facts you should know about the Greenlee School

  1. The Greenlee School has the oldest journalism program in the state and one of the oldest in the country, with a chair established in 1905 and the program’s Centennial celebration scheduled for 2005.

  2. It is the longest continuously accredited program in the state and nation (among the first group of programs accredited in 1948).

  3. The school has the largest journalism and communication program in the state with 850 undergraduate and graduate students, or about 12% of the total enrollment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a benchmark no similar program in the state can match.

  4. Greenlee is a comprehensive school of journalism and communication, with degree programs in journalism and mass communication, advertising and graduate studies.

  5. Five Pulitzer Prizes have been won by Jl MC alumni, more than any other state program and more than any other unit at Iowa State University.

  6. The Greenlee School has distinguished alumni at major U.S. corporations including The Associated Press, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Public Radio, Meredith Corp., The Des Moines Register, The Wall Street Journal, Omaha World Herald, Ogilvy, D’Arcy Advertising, Dow Jones, KCCI, Clear Channel, ACNielsen, Knight-Ridder, MTV, Hill and Knowlton, Wells Fargo and John Deere.

  7. The Greenlee School is a leading program according to Editor & Publisher, listed among the other top 37 programs, including ones at Columbia, Syracuse and Missouri.

  8. It is the home of a multimillion dollar pledge and gift campaign providing state-of-the-art technology complementing Iowa State’s science and technology and “science with practice” mandate.

  9. More than $1 million are awarded to our students annually by the institution in scholarship support with 386 students receiving stipends that average between $1,000-$1,260 for the academic year.

  10. The Greenlee School is nearing $150,000 in annual scholarships and awards each year, thanks to endowed scholarships and competitive internship grants, including one from the prestigious Scripps Howard Foundation, honoring our leadership and work ethic.

  11. It has more student organizations than any other peer program in the state with growing memberships in ISU-tv, Kappa Tau Alpha, Ad Club, Broadcast Club, Society of Professional Journalists, American Advertising Federation, Public Relations Student Society of America, National Agri Marketing Association and Greenlee Web Team.

  12. The Greenlee School has an all-American student newspaper and magazine, with reporters and editors of the Iowa State Daily and Ethos winning or placing in every category of the Associated Collegiate Press Association and with both publications winning Gold Crowns by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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